Celebrating The Real St. Patrick With Kids

Celebrating The Real St. Patrick With Kids/ A little history lesson and art lesson wrapped into one! The real St. Patrick was a missionary in Ireland.

Guess what......St. Patrick is not a leprechaun. (gasp) I know, shocker!

He was actually a missionary. Yes he was! How cool is that!?

The story of the real St. Patrick goes a little something like this...

When Patrick was about 16 years old he was kidnapped from Britain and enslaved in Ireland. As a slave, he was made to tend sheep. He was a shepherd! (Tons of Biblical references to shepherds!) He eventually escaped back to Britain and later became a priest. God spoke to him in a dream and told him to go back to Ireland to tell the people about Jesus. So he obeyed. And spent 40 years spreading the gospel in the land where he had been oppressed. Wow! What obedience and faith. I want that!

It is said that St. Patrick used the shamrock (the 3 leaved clover) as a visual for explaining the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. I thought that was just the coolest!

So the girls and I decided do a little craft. But first we watched a video about St. Patrick. We made cute little hand print shamrocks. I love my kids' hands. They don't look perfect but they ARE perfect. You know.

Celebrating The Real St. Patrick With Kids/ A little history lesson and art lesson wrapped into one! The real St. Patrick was a missionary in Ireland.

Celebrating The Real St. Patrick With Kids/ A little history lesson and art lesson wrapped into one! The real St. Patrick was a missionary in Ireland.

Celebrating The Real St. Patrick With Kids/ A little history lesson and art lesson wrapped into one! The real St. Patrick was a missionary in Ireland.

Celebrating The Real St. Patrick With Kids/ A little history lesson and art lesson wrapped into one! The real St. Patrick was a missionary in Ireland.

And I found a cute printable at the Happy Home Fairy. We are memorizing this poem together this week.

Celebrating The Real St. Patrick With Kids/ A little history lesson and art lesson wrapped into one! The real St. Patrick was a missionary in Ireland.

Celebrating The Real St. Patrick With Kids/ A little history lesson and art lesson wrapped into one! The real St. Patrick was a missionary in Ireland.

And then at church tonight they made these shamrocks with their thumbs. So cute!

Celebrating The Real St. Patrick With Kids/ A little history lesson and art lesson wrapped into one! The real St. Patrick was a missionary in Ireland.

I hope you enjoy celebrating the real St. Patrick with your kids today!

Blessings,

4 comments:

  1. This is such a fun idea! I'll have to do it with my kids. What video did you watch?

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  2. Hi Michelle! Happy St. Patrick's to you and yours! We have my daughter's family with us this week, so we'll be celebrating. My 4 year old granddaughter helped me make soda bread, and we have a big cookie to share later. Yum!!
    Have a fun day :)
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    1. Yay! Sounds like lots of fun! You know I've never made soda bread! I'll have to try it.

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